Life is a journey. It has its ups and downs, but anyone can survive the challenges if he or she just believes. Many people can relate to life, but some people do not see it as Linda Pastan does as she shows it through her poems “Marks” and Baseball.” These poems were written in two totally different time periods of her life. Pastan portrays the use of extended metaphors in each poem, which creates a sense of……….
After being denied and rejected so many times, she wrote her poetry in spite of them, to prove she was a better poet than they gave her credit for. Today, she is known as one of the biggest influences on American poetry and has the kind of name association she wished she had back in the
The true origins of Christina of Markyate’s hagiography are unclear, leading to unanswered questions and a shroud of mystery around the production of such a tale. The composer of Christina’s story remains anonymous to this day; however, it is believed that the author was someone from the St. Albans monastery in England who had a close relationship with Christina during her life. The details written out in Christina’s hagiography appeared to come directly from the women herself, suggesting that the author repeatedly met with Christina in person and was trusted enough to be told about her trials and visions. In addition, the composer refers to St. Albans as “our monastery,” supporting the idea behind his location being that of St. Albans. There
There was a lot of pressure from the community surrounding her to join those who are ‘saved’ which were those that had faith in Jesus Christ, jauntily she ignored everyone around her and as a woman, persevered in what she believed. She was the type of individual that spent time in her room and had very minimal acquaintances that influenced her writing such as Benjamin Franklin Newton, a family friend. The reasoning behind why her literature is still read till today is because people relate to her hidden messages and extravagant ways of bringing forward social issues through emotional literature. In addition, the language used is in a way where it emotionally affected those in the modern era too, and post-modern era, within five to six stanzas and compressed verses she influenced the 21st century society to continue enlighten young individuals in our society that being unique and having different views is okay. Most of Dickson’s work was republished in vocabulary that common society could understand, as her poetry was written in the romantic era, it contained emotions that were unique and filled with content that made sense in her unique form and her way of inputting syntax in all her writing.
3 4:4 The women of Middle-earth A fact that many have stated and gravely critiziced is that there are almost no women in Tolkien's Middle-earth. Many have blamed him for being misogynist because of this, and while that may be true, there are others that have tried to blame it on the ideals of the time that Tolkien lived
Catherine, Called Birdy is written around the times of 1290 and 1291 in Lincolnshire, the historical county in the east of England. Catherine, the protagonist, wishes she had been born a different person. She questions that if she was born a woman, why not a wealthy woman? This question pops up quite often considering her life is not a life someone would expect a 14 year old girl to be living. Catherine expresses her disappointment in the following quote from the story, “Instead I am the daughter of a country knight with but ten servants, seventy villagers, no minstrel, and acres of unhemmed linen.
They can probably appear as flying babies playing harps but that’s not what they really are. They are simply beings separate from humans created by God that have a mission to be messengers to God’s
Throughout the time of his absence, the suitors were trying to convince Penelope to remarry someone else because they all imagined Odysseus would never return. Penelope had to cope without her husband and refuse and suitor from marrying her. While she was waiting she had to do housework and many things to pass time and refuse choosing a suitor. Penelope did so for the 20 years of Odysseus’ absence and was angered of the thought of people calling Odysseus brave and not her because she was being brave in a more subtle manner than Odysseus. She had to wait and not give up hope because she was so faithful.
Anne Bradstreet is recognized as the first accomplished female New World Poet. She is widely known for her volume of poetry, published in London in 1650, named The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America. She has several experiences that impacted and shaped her poetry, including her upbringing, family, and spiritual beliefs Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612 to Thomas Dudley who was a nonconformist former soldier of Queen Elizabeth (Biography of Anne Bradstreet). Although she did not having any formal schooling, her father took great care to see that she received an education that was superior to that of most young women of the time (Norton 207). She was taught history and literature, as well as many languages besides English including Greek, Latin,
Years were long and full of struggles for Francies Aunt, this is demonstrated when Francis says,“Sissy had had three husbands. There were gen tiny headstones in a small pot in St. John 's Cemetery in Cupress Hills, belonging to Sissy. And on each stone, the date of death was the same as the date of birth” (265). Where was God when Sissy was unsure and felt pointless for not being able to give life to a child since that is every women 's dream. Where was he in every labor that she had that ended up being nightmares.
Sainte Foy is a saint that very few may actually be aware of in the modern era. However, in the Middle Ages the young female saint was an important figure of the age due to the many miraculous miracles she performed as recorded in The Book of Sainte Foy. Yet, with reading the text a question becomes raised. This question being how exactly far removed are the people of the middle ages from polytheism?
One of the first extraordinary woman was Hildegard von Bingen, a German woman that lived in the twelfth- century and was raised by a noble family. As an adult, Hildegard was a author and composer. Her knowledge to heal people made her history, using, herbs and medicine, as well as her visions of God, she was knows as a mystic. Hildegard refused to accept the life that most medieval women had, she argued and disobeyed this authority. He refused to accept that men were superior to women.
The only time she is religious is when she is threatened by death. She mentions Jesus and praying a lot at the end, saying “If you would pray, Jesus would help you” (940). Throughout the whole story she doesn’t mention her religion, but suddenly when she is facing death she suddenly becomes religious. If she would have acted like she did at the end of the story throughout the whole story, she would have been a good woman. She is a fake religious person, only believing when she might die.
That’s a lot of change that most people would never fully execute. Wheatley’s powerful, and relevant poem is able to be understood not only by experience, which made it suitable for all, black, white, men, women, to comprehend. Although assumptions are part of human nature, once people have truly learned something new, it expands our understanding of the world. Thus, being close minded was truly a dishonor to oneself and to God. With this in mind, both writers who were true Christian didn’t appreciate when people would consider themselves Christians, however, they supported slavery.
This is a real life example of what it looks like when feminism and Poetry intertwine. Nikki Giovani an American writer and activist from Knoxville, TN has a quote a about poetry that really relates to the way Beyonce creates her music. “Writers don’t write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don’t. If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.”